[TriLUG] Noob Installing Intel Wireless Adapter
bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Wed Nov 3 14:20:14 EDT 2010
On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 10:07:18AM -0700, Scott Thomas wrote:
> I'm a linux noob, so please bear with me. I want to do a new install of Linux on
> my laptop. I've tried at least ten different distros, hoping that one of them
> would automatically find and install my Sony Vaio VGN-FS790's wireless adapter
> (Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG), but so far, none have. I've tried the widest range
I checked on tuxmobile.org, and found a Viao VGN-FS660 listed, which appears to use the same network card.
Checking that, we find: http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ which says that that driver is part of the kernel.
As far as automatic discovery, I would guess that it is old enough that perhaps the automatic systems aren't looking any more. ????
It is possible that automatically probing for that card can cause conflicts with other device drivers, but I don't know.
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